I love sharing pictures and even more so the stories highlighting the amazing people that I have the privileged of photographing in the Adirondacks and beyond. I can’t believe this will be my 60th blog post! I feel like 60 is a pretty cool number to get to : ) I bet 160 blog posts will be even more exciting! Click the image to see more of this amazing post featuring images taken in historic Essex, NY on the shores of Lake Champlain.
There are two things that never cease to amaze me; the stunning Adirondack mountains and how amazing and sweet my couples are. Cassandra reached out to me about photographing her wedding in the Hudson Valley this summer and I could not be more excited to be working with them. These two are so down to earth and fun, their wedding day is going to be a dream! Click the Image above to see more!
he fine river dust rose and fell with each step we took as we made our way down the path through the soft ferns along the bank or the river. The sun was streaming through the leaves as it sunk lower in the evening sky the night of their engagement session. I was so glad that Stevie and Logan were up for a small adventure before we headed to the second location we had planned for their engagement session in upstate NY.
When winter and spring collide it is pure magic in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. With soft warm breezes blowing through the valleys, and cool smooth ice still reflecting the blue skies above it is enough to take your breath away. This isn’t the beginning of their love story though…
It is the day before you say I-do… guests are arriving, your wedding dress is hanging in the closet freshly steamed and your vows are almost perfected. The day before your wedding can be a blur of last minute preparations, more hugs than you can count from friends and family, and your wedding rehearsal and dinner!
I saw on the calendar today that February is considered the last month of Winter. With Valentine’s day, Groundhog day and only 28 days long, I feel like spring is just around the corner. This may be wishful thinking on my part… but I love dreaming about the soft pops of spring colors with the deep greens of the mountain forests that turn purple and blue in the late evening light of spring on a frosty winter night.
The leaves have all but fallen from the trees, and with Thanksgiving right around the corner, I can’t help but be thankful for all of the wonderful couples that I have worked with this year and the ones I have the privilege of photographing in the year to come. Cara and Andy are one of my wonderful couples that will be photographing next spring at their Whiteface Lodge wedding!
Liz and Eric love spending long weekends in the Adirondacks hiking, and exploring the high peaks together, so it was only natural that they would decide to have their wedding day celebration in the Adirondacks!
We were gripping our seats in the truck, balancing camera gear and trying to keep their change of clothes from sliding off our laps, while laughing the whole way up Gore Mountain. After climbing out the truck and taking in the stunning views of the Adirondacks, Tim pointed to the peak to our left where in -10° weather with winds swirling, Tim proposed to Maggie during one of their ski trips. I loved looking over to that peak during their engagement session at Gore Mountain, and thinking of the joy and excitement that they both must have been feeling at that moment.
Summer seemed to come late this year to the mountains and we are all a little wistful as we say goodbye to the warm evenings by the lake. I love everything about summer in the Adirondacks; maybe when it cold and snowy for so many months in the North, we cherish our summers a little bit more. Sabrina and Shai’s portrait session captured the essence of summer from the smell of damp earth after a thunderstorm to dipping your toes into the lake on a hot day.